NFL coach during the league's fledgling infantile years. He coached a number of teams both collegiately and professionally including the Kansas Jayhawks and Detroit Lions.
He was an All-State College Quarterback in 1912 and led his team to a perfect season.
He was offered a $1,400 salary, the highest ever given to a coach by the University of Kansas at the time.
He came from a large family, with four brothers and three sisters.
He was the first coach of the Detroit Lions, and Steve Mariucci eventually continued his coaching tradition.